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Cape bred thoroughbreds in Dubai

February 02, 2016 / 4 years ago

A number of Cape bred thoroughbreds have been entered for the Gr1 Dubai World Cup, No fewer than 7 thoroughbreds bred in the Cape have been entered for the world’s richest horse-race, which has grown into one of the world’s...

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Princess Zahra Aga Khan’s call to breeders

January 31, 2016 / 4 years ago

After a few introductory remarks in her opening address at the opening ceremony of the Asian Racing Conference Jan. 25 at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai, Princess Zahra Aga Khan provided some in-depth thoughts on Thoroughbred breeding...

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Smart Call dominates J&B Met

January 31, 2016 / 4 years ago

Smart Call hammered a top field to win the Gr1 J&B Met over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday. Trainer Alec Laird has long rated Smart Call, a daughter of Ideal World and a grand-daughter of the great Horse Chestnut, very...

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J&B Met Day 2016 was “Snaith Day”

January 31, 2016 / 4 years ago

Snaith Racing enjoyed an unbelievable J&B Met Day 2016 on Saturday - eight wins in 12 races – including the first six in a row! Trainer Justin Snaith’s elation at his phenomenal achievement was tempered just a little by not...

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Puller: Attend the sale, do your homework!

January 26, 2016 / 4 years ago

On a lazy Sunday back in March, 2014, trainer Glen Puller found a young horse he’d really liked among the roughly 290 lots on offer at the CTS March Yearling Sale held at Durbanville. Lot 220, Illuminator, a bay colt...

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Fairytale $1-million win for young apprentice

January 25, 2016 / 4 years ago

Haevelon van der Hoven, a 23-year-old apprentice, made his connections $500,000 (R16,47 million) richer in the first CTS Million Dollar over 1400m at Kenilworth on Saturday. Van der Hoven, a 2,5kg claimer, replaced an indisposed Weichong Marwing in the inaugural...

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CPYS turnover rises to R135,65-million

January 25, 2016 / 4 years ago

Two days of frenetic trading came to an end on Friday with the second and final day of the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale taking place in Cape Town. The sale had established a new record for a yearling sold...

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SA record smashed on CPYS Day One!

January 23, 2016 / 4 years ago

The South African record paid for a thoroughbred yearling at auction was smashed on the first day of the 2016 Cape Premier Yearling Sale on Thursday. Drakenstein Stud consigned lot 37, a handsome bay son of leading sire Silvano who...

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CNN will cover 2016 J&B Met

January 22, 2016 / 4 years ago

The J&B Met on Saturday 30 January will once again potentially reach millions of households around the world as a CNN International team is travelling to film the event for the third year running. This will be the 39th renewal...

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Overseas buyers can have a ball!

January 22, 2016 / 4 years ago

The dramatic decline of the rand means the ball is firmly in the court of overseas buyers for this week’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale in Cape Town. The sale will be held on Thursday and Friday (5pm start both days)...

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